my mk5 cortina estate

  1. jpmillermatic

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    great to see you continuing this project!...a lot of work has gone into this car!.....

    looks great

    JP
     
  2. Onoff Member

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    Amazing skills. Gives me hope for my Capris!

    What thickness of steel do you generally bash the panels out of, 1mm?
     
  3. mechman Member

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    What engine was, or is going back in it?
     
  4. ian f Member

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    yes generally 1mm for body panels. chassis parts 1.2 or 1.6 jacking points were 2mm because i didn't have any of the above :doh: jacking point inner.jpg jacking point outer.jpg
     
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  5. ian f Member

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    2litre pinto standard apart from very minor head work for now:thumbup:
     
  6. cliff366

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    Very good to see you back on it buddy
     
  7. mechman Member

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    What's the ETA 0f this vehicle, plenty waiting with baiting breath, I am anyway.?:waving::)
     
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  8. A16X Member

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    Wow.....what else can I say.
    Love cortinas generally but this looks superb!
    I wish I’d kept my old mk3
    Alex
     
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  9. bauderline New Member

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    Any updates Ian ?
     
  10. postie jon Member

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    having done panelwork for a living i totally admire your work and patience, downside was you were allways against the clock as the customer didnt see the effort that went into making something fit and it all boiled down to cost, but when its your own and time costs nowt its different. i rebuilt my defender bulkhead from various parts that took ages but when finished looked original. i had a good teacher he was fussy but you could never fault his work as he used too say it wil allways come ok in the wash,preparation is everything . i too work for royal mail and sometimes miss the satisfaction gained from seeing something you did yourself. stick at it and i look forward to seeing the end result ,but only you know the effort that went in too it ,of which £ can never replace. :clapping: ;)
     
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  11. ian f Member

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    a few :laughing:
     
  12. ian f Member

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    can't beleve it's been a year since i updated this. i'm on here most days but by the time ive read everything i forget to update mine:laughing: so just a quick update. this is how it sits at the moment underside painted engine, gearbox and axle painted front subframe all stripped new brakes shocks springs had the engine running and fitted the windscreen this weekend DSCN0646.JPG DSCN0638.JPG DSCN0608.JPG DSCN0633.JPG DSCN0610.JPG 002.JPG 001.JPG
     
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  13. ian f Member

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    plus more besides. doesn't look much when it's on a screen :( just trying to get the doors to close easily but they're fighting but i'll get there:thumbup:
     
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  14. Onoff Member

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    Fitted new door rubbers have you?
     
  15. Bobo Member

    Very nice indeed, great progress:clapping:
     
  16. ian f Member

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    hi, yes but i'm using a generic seal and i think the main problem is in the door itself which was always harder to close than the others. think it can be sorted with a block of wood and plastic hammer:whistle: i should have tried sorting it before painting but forgot so some touching up may be required:welder:
     
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  17. Onoff Member

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    Vague recollection of some of the guys on the forum having issues with repro door seals from I think East Kent Trim?
     
  18. ian f Member

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    this is just a seal from a roll rather than a properly shaped one. didn't fancy spending nearly £40 a seal so my own fault really but this door never closed easily from when fitted during the first resto 17 years ago even when it had the original door seal fitted. always found east kent trim stuff pretty good tbh (vinyl roof/ gutter trim etc):dontknow:
     
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  20. ian f Member

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    i think it was that seller that i bought it from. i've also bought some off a guy on facebook who sells some for mk1/2 escorts that are even softer. but this door was always a problem to close. it always sprung out when opened, i've hammered the part the seal sits against and it's now the best it's ever been. shame to damage the paint but i'd rather have a door that closes ok and i'll repair the paint so all good
     
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